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  • A Grammar of Dhimalby J T King

    BRILL 2009; US$ 256.00

    This groundbreaking reference work is a linguistic description of the western dialect of Dhimal, a hitherto little-known and endangered Tibeto-Burman language spoken by approximately 20,000 individuals of the same name in the lowlands of southeastern Nepal and northeastern India. more...

  • The Language Warsby Henry Hitchings

    John Murray 2011; US$ 20.12

    What really is correctness? Why do people care so much about it? What is at stake in the quarrel about good and bad usage? more...

  • The Language Warsby Henry Hitchings

    John Murray 2011; Not Available

    What really is correctness? Why do people care so much about it? What is at stake in the quarrel about good and bad usage? more...

  • Wretched Writingby Kathryn Petras; Ross Petras

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99

    Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it?s very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad. It?s also very funny. A celebration of the worst writing imaginable,... more...

  • Spell It Outby David Crystal

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The fascinating and surprising history of English spelling from David Crystal, everyone's favorite expert logophile With The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history of our language. Now, with Spell It Out , he takes on the task of answering all the questions about how we spell: "Why is English spelling... more...

  • Yes, I Could Care Lessby Bill Walsh

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    These are interesting times for word nerds. We ate, shot and left, bonding over a joke about a panda and some rants about greengrocers who abuse apostrophes. We can go on Facebook and vow to judge people when they use poor grammar. The fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Elements of Style inspired sentimental reveries. Grammar Girl?s... more...

  • The 25 Rules of Grammarby Joseph Piercy

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    English grammar is often said to be over-complicated and difficult to get to grips with but the truth is that, while there are certain rules that should be obeyed, the language evolves and develops over time - and quite rightly so. In this book, Joseph Piercy outlines the 25 rules that should be adhered to in written and spoken English, defining the... more...

  • 2009by

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    Up-to-date information on some 5,500 institutions and approx. 8,000 persons in public life in Hesse: authorities and departments of local, state and federal administration jurisdiction syndicates and other organizations from politics, business, academic life, the arts etc. notaries, church offices, schools, universities, museums, libraries, hospitals,... more...

  • Research and Perspectives on Processing Instructionby James F. Lee; Alessandro G. Benati

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 168.00

    This volume tracks the impact Processing Instruction has made since its conception. The authors explain Processing Instruction, both its main theoretical underpinnings as well as the guidelines for developing structured input practices. They review the empirical research conducted to date, so that readers have an overview of new research carried out... more...

  • 500 Words You Should Knowby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered.Words are beautiful and versatile things, but when used incorrectly they can lose a lot in transition, and the more complex the word, the more misused it can become. And as words... more...